Since persuading his parents that the idea of buying turntables and a mixer for Christmas as a 13 year old was a good idea, the now 25 year old Andy Kirk has since been developing his early interest to way beyond just mixing records.
Guided by the early rave and jungle scene combined with hip hop influences, Andy worked his way through mixing records until in 1997 Camel Bobsled Race by DJ Q-Bert started to play whilst in a local record store in Sunderland. This subsequently sparked a transformation in the way he viewed the turntable and began to create his own scratch patterns and ideas.
Since then Andy has performed at the Annual Ministry of Sound Event in Perth Australia in 2002 and on a local radio station while on his stay in W.A. On his return from down under he teamed up with Newcastle DJ, Maroon, to form an all scratch duo called NozL and have recently been signed to Grand Central Records sub label GC3. To add to that, the pair are almost ready to unveil their own project, NozL Recordings, to release their debut EP “The Man Who Brought Us Here Has Vanished”.
Whilst focusing on writing all scratch tracks, Andy’s enthusiasm for ambient electronica is almost limitless as he uses melodic themes inspired by artists such as Aphex Twin, Boards of Canada, Mum and Chris Clark as a basis for his own creative relaxation and experimentation.